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Planters nuts recalled over potential listeria contamination

Planters nuts recalled over potential listeria contamination


Minnesota-based Hormel Foods Sales LLC issued a recall for two Planters products produced at one of its facilities and distributed to five states in the southeast portion of the US because they could cause fatal infections.

Hormel produced the contaminated Honey Roasted Peanuts and Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts for Planters at one of its facilities before distributing them to Publix warehouses in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina as well as Dollar Tree warehouses in South Carolina and Georgia.

After producing and distributing the products in April, Hormel discovered the packaged contents could be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

The organism listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people and others who have weakened immune systems.

Healthy individuals who consume the organism could suffer short-term symptoms like high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, according to the voluntarily issued recall.

Additionally, listeria infections can cause pregnant women to have miscarriages or stillbirths.

The product being recalled is limited to 4-ounce packages of Planters Honey Roasted Peanuts and 8.75-ounce cans of Planters Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts.


The UPC code for Honey Roasted Peanuts in question is 2900002097 with a best-by date of April 11, 2025.
The UPC code for Honey Roasted Peanuts in question is 2900002097 with a best-by date of April 11, 2025. FDA

Cans of Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts have a “Best if Used By Date” on the bottom as well as a UPC code on the side.

The UPC code for Honey Roasted Peanuts in question is 2900002097 with a best-by date of April 11, 2025.

For deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts, the UPC code in question is 2900001621 and the best-by date is April 5, 2026.

Hormel said these are the only products in the recall.

The company also said there have not been any reports of anyone getting sick from the recalled products and all retailers affected have been notified.

Anyone in possession of the affected products is urged not to consume the nuts but instead either discard them or return them to the store where they were purchased for a replacement or full refund.


Cans of Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts have a "Best if Used By Date" on the bottom as well as a UPC code on the side.
Cans of Deluxe Lightly Salted Mixed Nuts have a “Best if Used By Date” on the bottom as well as a UPC code on the side. FDA

“Our commitment to food safety remains our utmost priority,” Hormel said. “A full investigation is currently underway to determine the potential source of the contamination.”

For questions or concerns about the recall, consumers can contact Hormel Foods customer relations at 800-523-4635.



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